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Foxconn adopts cloud computing-based security monitoring system

Aug 27, 15:34

Foxconn Electronics has adopted a cloud computing-based security monitoring system equipped with in-house-developed hardware and software at its headquarters in northern Taiwan to monitor labor safety and environmental conditions at its main factories in Taiwan and China, according to industry sourc...

China software industry posts January-July revenues of nearly CNY2 trillion, says MIIT

Aug 25, 16:16

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY1.999 trillion (US$324 billion) in January-July 2014, growing 21.4% on year, according to statistics from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Intel, CHT ink IoT cooperation pact

Aug 25, 10:40

Intel and Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) have signed an MOU for cooperation in the fields of Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and software-defined network (SDN).

Intel and CHT sign IoT cooperation pact

China market: B2B transactions reach CNY4.53 billion in 2Q14, says Analysys

Aug 19, 11:18

B2B web portals in China generated transactions totaling CNY4.53 billion (US$728 million) in second-quarter 2014, growing 6.1% sequentially and 30.9% on year, according to Analysys International.

China market: Third-party e-payments value nearly CNY2.3 trillion in 2Q14, says Analysys

Aug 18, 10:55

In the China market, third-party e-payment services generated a total transaction value of CNY2.299 trillion (US$369 billion) in second-quarter 2014, rising 5% on quarter and 60.3% on year, according to China-based consulting company Analysys International.

Advantech to set up investment subsidiary

Aug 13, 16:16

Industrial computing device maker Advantech will establish a subsidiary, Advantech Corporate Investment (ACI), to help the company promote development of smart cities and applications for the Internet of Things (IoT), with investment targets to be in the manufacturing, robotics, medicare, retail, in-car...

Foxlink to sell Chinese writing system in Greater China region

Aug 12, 14:56

Foxlink has signed contracts with Taiwan's Tamkang University and acquired the distribution rights for the university's Chinese writing practice system and will start selling the product in its channel retail chain Studio A in Taiwan in September and in China and Hong Kong in the fourth quarter.

Foxlink to expand into digital content market, says chairman

Aug 8, 16:03

Foxlink is looking to expand into the software service market and in addition to establishing data centers to create services with added value, the company will also invest in the development of digital content, according to Foxlink chairman Guo Tai-qiang.

IPC & Embedded Expo 2014 held in southern China

Aug 8, 11:56

The IPC & Embedded Expo 2014, an exhibition to promote Internet of Things (IoT) and smart industrial systems, is taking place in Shenzhen, southern China, during August 6-8.

China market: Online advertising value reaches CNY37 billion in 2Q14, says Analysys

Aug 5, 12:02

Providers of online advertising services in the China market generated revenue of CNY37.31 billion (US$5.99 billion) during second-quarter 2014, growing 30.2% sequentially and 61.0% on year, according to Analysys International.

China market: B2C transactions total CNY320 billion in 2Q14, says Analysys

Aug 5, 11:59

In the China market, B2C online shopping web portals generated total transactions of CNY320.47 billion (US$51.49 billion) during second-quarter 2014, growing 23.7% sequentially and 72.4% on year, according to Analysys International.

China market: Keyword search value over CNY14 billion in 2Q14, says Analysys

Aug 4, 14:23

Online search engines in the China market generated total revenues of CNY14.04 billion (US$2.26 billion) for keyword search services in the second quarter of 2014, increasing 25.8% on quarter and 49.7% on year, according to China-based consulting company Analysys International.

China market: Online gaming revenues nearly CNY14 billion in 2Q14, says Analysys

Aug 4, 14:13

Online gaming service operators in the China market generated total revenues of CNY13.943 billion (US$2.24 billion) during the second quarter of 2014, decreasing 5.6% on quarter but increasing 3.6% on year, according to China-based consulting company Analysys International.

China Internet user base grow to 632 million at end of June, says CNNIC

Jul 30, 11:34

The number of fixed-line and mobile Internet surfers in China increased to an estimated 632 million as of the end of June 2014, according to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).

Commentary: Microsoft moves to eliminate Nokia

Jul 28, 09:57

In addition to initiating a massive lay-off, Microsoft also plans to discontinue Nokia's Asha-, Series 40- and X-series handset products as well as to rename the Lumia-series - moves which could eventually lead to the elimination of Nokia.

Chunghwa Telecom NFC TSM system passes Visa certification

Jul 25, 15:16

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on July 24 announced that it has obtained certification from Visa for its NFC TSM (trusted service manager) system and become a Visa approved vendor to provide mobile Visa credit card payment services on NFC-enabled smartphones in the Taiwan market.

Taiwan market: 91mai APP Store launched

Jul 24, 12:04

N Squared in July 2013 launched 91mai APP Store, a platform for mobile application vendors to open handset/tablet-based online stores of mobile applications, and indicated that the platform has become the largest of its kind in the Taiwan market with more than three million Android and iOS mobile...

Microsoft cloud growth drives strong fiscal 4Q14 results

Jul 23, 13:57

Microsoft has announced revenues of US$23.38 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Gross margins, operating income, and diluted EPS for the quarter were US$15.79 billion, US$6.48 billion, and US$0.55 per share.

Microsoft facing increased competition from MacBooks and Chromebooks, say Taiwan makers

Jul 23, 13:48

Microsoft is facing increased competition from MacBooks and Chromebooks, with the global notebook OS market share for Windows 8 already dropping to below 90%, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Fujitsu Taiwan and local university to set up Big Data R&D platform

Jul 23, 11:42

Fujitsu Taiwan and National Cheng Kung University on July 22 signed an MoU for cooperation to establish a Big Data R&D platform specifically for agricultural applications combining the former's cloud computing and Big Data technology and the latter's achievements in biological gene research.

Samsung teams up with Taiwan universities to push app development

Jul 22, 11:50

Samsung Electronics has recently teamed up with some Taiwan universities, looking to nurture talent for app design. It is also offering SDKs for Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Gar 2 and Samsung Gear Fit to software developers.

Taiwan market: NFC mobile payment services to be launched by end of 2014

Jul 16, 11:27

A TSM (trusted service management) provider jointly established by Taiwan's five 4G mobile telecom carriers and EasyCard Corporation will launch NFC (near field communication) smartphone-based mobile third-party payment services at the end of 2014.

Microsoft expands coverage of free Windows licensing

Jul 14, 15:29

Microsoft reportedly is expanding its subsidies to vendors for Windows-based tablets, and in addition to sub-9-inch models, tablets priced below US$250 will also receive free Windows licenses, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Soft-World, Gamania June revenues down sequentially

Jul 14, 11:17

Online game developer/operator Soft-World International saw June consolidated revenues of NT$1.137 billion (US$37.9 million) decrease 7.14% on month but increase 29.49% on year, while fellow company Gamania Digital Entertainment had those of NT$677 million slipping 7.66% on month but growing 9% on...

Worldwide traditional PC, tablet, ultramobile and mobile phone shipments to grow 4.2% in 2014, says Gartner

Jul 9, 14:18

Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) are projected to reach 2.4 billion units in 2014, a 4.2% increase from 2013, according to Gartner.

Digitimes Research: Google looking to clean up Android device mess in emerging markets

Jul 3, 12:01

The Android operating system was again the spotlight of Google I/O developer conference and in addition to a preview of the latest Android L, the Internet giant also launched an entry-level turnkey solution, Android One for emerging markets.

Taiwan market: Deltamac launches online video platform

Jul 3, 11:23

Deltamac, a publisher of DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) movies in the Taiwan market, has announced the launch of a platform - Go Movie - to offer online movies based on Windows 8, Android and iOS mobile terminal devices.

Worldwide IT spending on pace to grow 2.1% in 2014, says Gartner

Jul 1, 14:43

Worldwide IT spending is on pace to total US$3.7 trillion in 2014, a 2.1% increase on year, however, the grow rate is down from earlier projections of 3.2% growth, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. The slower outlook for 2014 is attributed to a reduction in growth expectations for devices,...

China-based CCMG to be listed on Taiwan OTC

Jun 30, 10:36

China Communications Media Group (CCMG), a China-based provider of mobile applications and games in the China market, will be listed on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market in late July, according to company chairman Albert Lam.

Tencent has most brand value amid China businesses in 2014, says Hurun

Jun 27, 14:17

Internet-based service provider Tencent, among China-based government-run and private companies, has the highest brand value of CNY208 billion (US$33.4 billion) in 2014, according to ratings by China-based Hurun Report.

China software industry January-May revenues top CNY1.3 trillion, says MIIT

Jun 24, 15:23

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY1.325 trillion (US$215.5 billion) in January-May 2014, growing 20.9% on year, according to statistics from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Addcn to set up property brokerage website in Hong Kong

Jun 16, 11:52

Addcn Technology, a Taiwan-based online trading service provider, will invest US$1.8 million to establish a website in Hong Kong in fourth-quarter 2014 to provide brokerage services for the property market there, according to the company.

Taiwan market: Online advertising valued at NT$13.680 billion in 2013, says DMA

Jun 16, 10:52

Online advertising service providers in the Taiwan market generated total revenues of NT$13.680 billion (US$458 million) in 2013, growing 17.92% on year, according to Digital Marketing Association (DMA) of Taipei.

Acer to integrate MediaTek LinkIt in BYOC for wearable and IoT

Jun 6, 10:45

Acer chairman Stan Shih at a cloud computing and Internet of thing (IoT) conference during Computex announced cooperation with MediaTek to bundle MediaTek's LinkIt IoT platform into its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) platform to assist its clients in developing wearable and IoT applications.

MediaTek CEO MK Tsai (left) and Acer chairman Stan Shih (right)

Computex 2014: Microsoft, Google showcasing expanded supply chain in Taiwan

Jun 6, 10:26

Microsoft and Google are showcasing their efforts to expand the supply chain ecosystems for their Windows Phone 8 smartphones and Chromebook notebooks in Taiwan at Computex 2014.

The HCM encryption solution: An interview with Enova Technology president Robert Wann

Jun 4, 15:44

Smart devices including PCs, tablets and smartphones are changing people's life. In 2013, 2.32 billion units of smart devices were shipped to the market according Gartner. It highlights the fact that enormous amounts of electronic information ranging from texts, photos and videos is being created,...

Rober Wann, president and CEO of Enova Technology

Computex gets smart

Jun 3, 13:26

Asia's biggest ICT procurement exhibition and the world's second largest show is set to kick off today and run for the next five days, and Computex Taipei 2014 is expected to highlight a wide variety of IT products and solutions, from the latest mobile devices and computer peripherals, to the newest...

Big Data trends intensify storage business boom

Jun 3, 13:15

The cumulative amount of data produced worldwide is predicted to reach 40ZB by 2020, which is 50 times more than that of 2010 according to preliminary estimates. That means the amount of storage data will double once every two years, and the era of the unprecedented digital universe is now upon us...

Apple to acquire Beats Music and Beats Electronics for US$3 billion

May 29, 15:22

Apple has announced that it has agreed to acquire the streaming music service Beats Music, and Beats Electronics, which makes the popular Beats headphones, speakers and audio software.

Digitimes Research: Microsoft turns focus back to large-size Surface

May 27, 12:21

Microsoft unveiled its third-generation Surface on May 20 2014. Instead of the long-rumored 7.5-inch Surface Mini, the software giant released the 12-inch Surface Pro. Digitimes Research believes the company has turned its focus back to large-size models that enable better productivity.

China software industry posts January-April revenues of over CNY1 trillion, says MIIT

May 26, 21:56

China's software industry generated total sales revenues of CNY1.029 trillion (US$167.87 billion) from January-April 2014, growing 21.0% on year, according to statistics by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Digitimes Research: Vendors, software developers flocking to Android OS

May 21, 14:22

Due to the fast-growing Android ecosystem, most software developers have no choice but to support Android OS in order to avoid of being marginalized, according to Digitimes Research.

Wistron ITS expects 2-digit growth in 2014 revenues

Stockwatch - May 19, 15:58

Wistron Information Technology & Services (Wistron ITS), an IT-related service provider and subsidiary of ODM Wistron, expects its revenues for 2014 to increase by a 2-digit percentage on year, the company said at a May 16 investors conference.

Worldwide software market grows 5.5% in 2013 to US$369 billion, says IDC

May 7, 13:59

For 2013, the worldwide software market grew 5.5% on year reaching a total market size of US$369 billion. This was higher than the 4.3% growth experienced in 2012, a result of the Eurozone recovery and continued above-average growth in the US, according to IDC.

Acer to launch BYOC solutions in 3Q14, says chairman

May 5, 10:43

Acer will launch BYOC (build your own cloud) solutions in the third quarter of 2014, according to company chairman Stan Shih.

China software industry posts January-March revenues over CNY742 billion, says MIIT

May 5, 10:33

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY742.565 billion (US$121.69 billion) in January-March 2014, growing 20.9% on year, according to statistics from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

PChome Online starts C2C operation in US

Apr 29, 16:10

PChome Online, a web portal and e-commerce operator in Taiwan, had its US subsidiary, PChome US, begin C2C (customer to customer) online auction operation in the US market on April 28, according to the company.

CyberLink posts 1Q14 net EPS of NT$1.72

Apr 25, 10:53

Taiwan-based digital multimedia software solution developer CyberLink generated net EPS of NT$1.72 (US$0.057) for the first quarter of 2014 the company said at an April 24 investors conference.

Digitimes Research: Microsoft facing difficulties in 3 major segments

Apr 21, 14:31

Microsoft's operating system business has been seeing internal conflicts and external threats in areas such as technology development, partner relations and operating model. Without a clear long-term strategy, the software giant will need to gradually improve these issues soon, according to Digitimes...

PChome Online to operate auction site in the US

Apr 17, 14:40

PChome Online, a web portal and e-commerce operator in Taiwan, will have its US-based subsidiary PChome US start C2C (customer to customer) online auction business operations in the US market later in April, according to the company.

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